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Gazelle + Scott Lavene + The Irenes + Lydiah

81 Renshaw + Funnel Music Promotion

Live Music
Wednesday 21st Nov 19:30

81 Renshaw in association with Funnel Music present the second joint event showcasing some of the best new music around.

Gazelle was captivated by jazz from an early age. She sang and played piano throughout school and on discovering a love for Nina Simone, picked up the clarinet and composed her first song 'Jazzy Chocolate'. Whilst studying chemistry on a university exchange year in Versailles, Gazelle found herself unhappy and longing for the creativity she left behind in her youth. This encouraged her to drop out and move into an underground art commune in Paris, working as an Au Pair in the daytime and singing in a band with her housemates at night. Here she quickly taught herself guitar and ignited a love for the seminal electronic rhythms of Jamie Woon and influential beats of Robert Glasper.

Born in Essex, Scott Lavene was raised on power ballads, punk and swearing. In bands since his teens, scratching out a pound note on with dead end jobs in various towns. Always moving, sunny side down, trying to find something to cling to. In London during the late noughties, the behavior became darker, the songs got better and there came a sniff from some major labels and a stint in New York including playing at CBGB’s.

There followed a mental breakdown and an escape from society for six years. No more music, very little hope of returning. Large doses of solitude and lonely debauchery. Alone on a rusty boat, bobbing around the country.

After six months in a House for the Bewildered and a move to the coast a new batch of songs emerged and Scott played for the first time in seven years. One of the singles became Record of The Week on Geoff Lloyds Absloute Radio show and the hope and belief was back. Now, Scott is solo with an ace band, some tales to tell, and a smashing collection of twisted pop songs.

Annexe The Moon

plus Macca taylor & DJ Nanna K

Live Music
Thursday 22nd Nov 19:30

Raised and reared on the sunny northern shorelines of the Wirral Peninsula, ‘Annexe The Moon’ have been creating and baking their particular brand of melodic Psych-Pop since early 2016. Their Debut single, 'Ever Meaning Less' troubled national daytime radio airplay via The Radcliffe and Maconie Show on Radio 6 Music, whilst their latest release ‘Full Stop’ has been recently recommended on 6 Music by Steve Lamacq and Vic Galloway on their respective shows as well as being given an effusive ‘thumbs up’ from Elbow’s Guy Garvey on his Sunday ‘Finest Hour’ Show. Their new single 'In The Mean Meantime' is due out in early November.

What We Did Next

Musical Theatre Open Mic

Open Mic
Friday 23rd Nov 19:30

What We Did Next return for another evening of Musical Theatre/Film Open Mic.

Chicken Shack

Stan Evans (Sink), Andy Rowan (Gogo Cage), Lawrence Marsh

DJ Sets
Saturday 24th Nov 20:00

This has got to be the best night in Liverpool for lovers of cool 50's and 60's sounds. Stan Evans of the Sink Club, Andy Rowan of the Go-Go Cage! and Lawrence Marsh of Rockin' On The Wirral will be bringing you all vinyl sets of the finest early soul, rhythm and blues, mod jazz, rock and roll, bluebeat and all kinds of ace stuff.

Xamvolo + Alex Hulme + Lydiah + Ahmed Khwaja

MIND Fundraiser

Live Music
Sunday 25th Nov 18:00

A Night of great Live Music raising money for MIND. More acts to be announced.

Pia Fraus

Support from Spinning Coin

Live Music
Wednesday 28th Nov 19:30

Estonian dream-poppers ‘Pia Fraus’ formed in 1998 by six art school students. Since then they released five studio albums and a handful of EP’s on various record labels worldwide. Pia Fraus have worked together with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub, who produced their album ´After Summer´ back in 2008. Also collaborated with German shoegaze/ambient wizzard Ulrich Schnauss through various projects. Band been remixed by artists like Teenage Fanclub, Future Pilot AKA, Airiel, Mahogany, Lightships, Bill Well, International Airport etc. After a short break, they are back with the new album "Field Ceremony" and touring the world on 2018.

Ady Johnson

Free entry gig in the front bar

Live Music
Thursday 29th Nov 19:30

P-W-Y-F

No tickets, just turn up!

Catch London based singer songwriter Ady Johnson for a free entry gig in the front bar as he continues his tour of the Country promoting the New Album 'London Songs'

“Classical guitarist invests his songs with soul and wit…” Record Collector Magazine

The Burning Hell

Plus The Southbound Attic Band

Live Music
Friday 30th Nov 19:30

The Burning Hell is the songwriting project of Mathias Kom, particularly known for their literate, often literary and humorous lyrics.

"Canada's The Burning hell write the kind of literate, funny, catchy songs that makes you want to learn all the words and shout them passionately back in their aces" Drowned in Sound

December

Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon

Live Music
Saturday 1st Dec 13:00 - 16:00

P-W-Y-F

No tickets, just turn up!

Our regular first Saturday of the Month live sessions in the venue with Liverpool Acoustic. What better way to spend the afternoon.

Jane Siberry

support from Nicola Hardman

Live Music
Saturday 1st Dec 19:30

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success and the follow up albums The Walking, Bound By Beauty, When I Was A Boy and her signature song Calling All Angels cemented her status as one of the world’s foremost performance artists. A Canadian native, Jane’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d Lang on her renditions of Love is Everything, Haint It Funny and a stunning rendering of The Valley. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing some of her most beautiful music.

Fascinating Women

Fizzy Bird Promotions

Theatre
Thursday 6th Dec 19:00

'I'M OBSESSED WITH SEEING WOMEN ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT AND EMPOWER OTHER WOMEN. IT'S MY FAVOURITE. WE NEED MORE OF IT'

FIZZY BIRD PROMOTIONS present....an inspirational evening celebrating FASCINATING WOMEN.

Electric, eclectic performances from the finest of Fizzy Birds.

Robin Ince

Plus Support

Comedy
Friday 7th Dec 20:00

Liverpool Acoustic and Friends from Nowhere present “Robin Ince - I'm a Joke and So Are You”. Robin Ince is the host of Radio Four's multi award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. His latest book is I'm a Joke and So Are You - a look at psychology, life, death, love and absurdity - described my Matt Haig as ‘A funny, honest and heartwarming look at the anxious phenomenon known as human existence. Robin’s curiosity and fascination with his own and other humans’ foibles make this book a very funny education.’ while Jo brand said of it , "Robin goes on a journey . ...no he doesn’t thank God .. he talks about lots of interesting , moving and funny things in this book... And one of the interesting funny things is him!"

Vic Godard and Subway Sect

Plus Support

Live Music
Sunday 9th Dec 19:00

Subway Sect were one of the first British punk bands and have been credited as highly influential on the Postcard Records scene and the indie pop genre which followed. 2018 has been a typically busy year for Vic. He has released new music of his own as well as working on collaborations with The Nightingales and Helen McCookerybook. DJ set from Joe Mckechnie

Welcome To Paradise

A Ship of Fools Theatre Company Production

Theatre
Tuesday 11th Dec 19:15

Those naughty bouffon are back in at Liverpool for the first time in 5 years.

The Captain and Raoul dare you to strap in for a playfully mischievous rollercoaster to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree.

Think Bad Santa meets The League of Gentlemen with Chris Morris' Jam stirred in for added flavour. Expect danger, hilarity and horror as they tap dance back and forth over the lines of decency for your amusement.

You will laugh. You may cry. You might even kill yourself!

**** An expertly written and constructed show... Instead of a love letter to the most wonderful time of the year what we get is a searingly clever pile of hate mail. Broadway Baby

Welcome To Paradise

A Ship of Fools Theatre Company Production

Theatre
Wednesday 12th Dec 19:15

Those naughty bouffon are back in at Liverpool for the first time in 5 years.

The Captain and Raoul dare you to strap in for a playfully mischievous rollercoaster to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree.

Think Bad Santa meets The League of Gentlemen with Chris Morris' Jam stirred in for added flavour. Expect danger, hilarity and horror as they tap dance back and forth over the lines of decency for your amusement.

You will laugh. You may cry. You might even kill yourself!

**** An expertly written and constructed show... Instead of a love letter to the most wonderful time of the year what we get is a searingly clever pile of hate mail. Broadway Baby

Welcome To Paradise

A Ship of Fools Theatre Company Production

Theatre
Thursday 13th Dec 19:15

Those naughty bouffon are back in at Liverpool for the first time in 5 years.

The Captain and Raoul dare you to strap in for a playfully mischievous rollercoaster to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree.

Think Bad Santa meets The League of Gentlemen with Chris Morris' Jam stirred in for added flavour. Expect danger, hilarity and horror as they tap dance back and forth over the lines of decency for your amusement.

You will laugh. You may cry. You might even kill yourself!

**** An expertly written and constructed show... Instead of a love letter to the most wonderful time of the year what we get is a searingly clever pile of hate mail. Broadway Baby

Curse of Lono

plus The Grande

Live Music
Friday 14th Dec 20:00

Fresh off the release of their second album, 'As I Feel', acclaimed London five-piece Curse of Lono will be bringing their unique brand of cinematic southern gothic alt rock to 81 Renshaw

After a sell out tour in May, including a sold-out show at London’s Lexington, they appeared at several UK Festivals this summer as well as supporting Steve Earle, Southside Johnny, Cordovas and David Ramirez on separate European tours.

Western Promise

Support from Peter 'Digsy' Deary, Oranj Son and Marlie Centawer and Special Guests.

Live Music
Friday 21st Dec 19:30

"Shake Babylon Shake" - The Return of the Mighty Western Promise. To celebrate the reissue on Cherry Red records of the critically acclaimed "Here comes a Revolution" album which features Mick Jones of The Clash and Chelcee Grimes amongst others. For a night of Rebel Rock Western Promise are hard to beat

January

Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon

Live Music
Saturday 5th Jan 13:00 - 16:00

P-W-Y-F

No tickets, just turn up!

Our regular first Saturday of the Month live sessions in the venue continue into 2019 with Liverpool Acoustic. What better way to spend the afternoon.

Rob Jones & Rob White

Live Music
Saturday 5th Jan 19:30

The 2 Rob's return to the venue space at 81, Renshaw St. on the first Saturday of the year. They will be joined by some very Special Guests for an evening of original acoustic song. Doors open at 7.30pm and five English pounds will secure you a seat.